Appalachian State vs. Georgia Southern Prediction
The 25th-ranked Appalachian State Mountaineers are a one-loss team and a perfect 3-0 in the Sun Belt Conference heading into Thursday night's battle at Georgia Southern. Is Appalachian State going to do plenty of the heavy lifting to help send the contest to the over?
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Allen E. Paulson Stadium at 7:35PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Mountaineers are an 8.5-point favorite to win on the spread line. The total is set at 47 points. As of Tuesday morning, 74 percent of public bets are coming in on visiting Appalachian State. Check out our College Football Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Mountaineers carve out win over Louisiana
Appalachian State earned a 27-17 home victory over Louisiana on Saturday to improve to 5-1 on the season. Darrynton Evans had a big day on the ground with 26 carries for 183 yards and a touchdown, while he also caught his only pass for a 20-yard TD. Marcus Williams Jr. rushed 13 times for 37 yards and a score. Zac Thomas was 10-of-20 through the air for 106 yards with a TD and an interception. Henry Pearson made two receptions for 38 yards. Akeem Davis-Gaither made 15 tackles and had a sack to pace the defense. Noel Cook contributed 13 tackles with a sack.
Georgia Southern wins fourth straight
The Eagles improved to 6-1 on the season after a 48-31 win at New Mexico State. Georgia Southern led 24-21 at halftime and then outscored the hosts 21-7 in the third quarter. Shai Werts completed the only four passes he threw for 70 yards, while rushing six times for 70 yards and a touchdown. Logan Wright had 17 carries for 136 yards and two scores. Wesley Kennedy III had 16 carries for 97 and two TDs. Monteo Garrett added 17 rushes for 76 yards and a TD. Ellis Richardson had a 31-yard reception to pace the receiving corps. Joshua Moon and Kenderick Duncan Jr. both had 10 tackles to lead the defense.
College Football Betting Odds
The under is 5-1 in the last six Mountaineers games on Thursdays. The under is 5-1 in the last six Appalachian State games versus a team with a winning record.
The under is 4-0 in the last four meetings. The under is 7-1 in the last eight Georgia Southern games on Thursdays.
These two teams have routinely been playing unders against each other lately and also trend toward unders on Thursday night games. Expect the Eagles to try and control time of possession as usual with the ball on the ground so much. That eats up clock and with two talented defenses here, I can't see a lot of points being scored. Take the under.
PREDICTION: APPALACHIAN STATE/GEORGIA SOUTHER UNDER 47